WDWNT Weekly Recap: Halloween Decor Coming to the Magic Kingdom, “Onward” Popcorn Bucket Arrives at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trading Post Merchandise Comes to Target, and More!

Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from August 23-30, 2020.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

  • Social distancing markers for the character cavalcades have officially come to the park, running all the way up Main Street, U.S.A. along each side of the road, ending at Casey’s Corner on one side and Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on the other
  • Caricature, silhouette and parasol artists return to the park with new social distancing protocols


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Other Walt Disney World News

  • Park hours have been added through November 14, but there has been no update about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or EPCOT Festival of the Holidays
  • Blockout dates have been lifted through September 10th for Cast Members

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Paris

Tokyo Disney Resort

New Merchandise

Entertainment and Media


The Walt Disney Company

WDW News Today

Disneyland Resort Prepares for Possible Reopening as Cases Fall – NewsToday 8/24

Disneyland Theme Parks Illuminated at Night as Reopening Preparations Continue – NewsToday 8/28

That’s all the Disney news for this past week folks! Make sure you check back at the end of each week for our weekly recaps!